Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon

Contrary to Detective Murtaugh’s well-worn catchphrase, I believe that you’re never too old to appreciate the sleek stylings of an 8-bit soda machine, like this one from Lethal Weapon for the NES.

With this entry, The Video Game Soda Machine Project has officially collected 3,000 virtual soda machines. Thanks to everyone who has supported the site over the past two and a half years!

BLADENET

BLADENET

Treat yourself to an ice-cold Splash or a refreshing Reality Cola in BLADENET, a cyberpunk assassinate-’em-up where players have to blend into the crowd to avoid their rivals. My secret is to pose as an NPC with an intense interest in soda machines.

Ranx: The Video Game

Ranx: The Video Game

Ranx: The Video Game

Ranx: The Video Game is based on a Italian comic book series set in a cyberpunk world where knives go “TUND!” when you stab people with them. You can spot a soda machine in this subway scene, painstakingly rendered in 16 and 32 colors for DOS and the Amiga, respectively.

Dead Metal

Dead Metal

It’s a showdown at the 01001111 01001011 Corral in sci-fi/Western shooter Dead Metal! You might want to steady your nerves with a Dr. Botsworth’s Miracle Elixir before you leap into the fray.

Here’s concept art of the various vending machines that appear alongside Dr. Botsworth’s…

Dead Metal

Endless Skater

Endless Skater

If you want to skate infinitely in Endless Skater, you’ll need infinite energy. And if science has taught us anything, it’s that Monster Energy Drink is the only proven way to circumvent the so-called law of conservation of energy that stands in open defiance of truly endless skating.

Thanks to twelve30 on Reddit for the screenshot!

Gombies

Gombies

Gombies, a Greenlight Studios game about a computer virus that rewrites its victims’ DNA and transforms them into geeky zombies, never made it out of development. Lucky for us, this render of the game’s Vend Over machines survived the cancellation. [Source]

The Assembly

The Assembly

Ice. Cold. Enjoy. Enjoy a refreshing drink while you explore a mysterious laboratory in The Assembly, a VR adventure for the PlayStation 4. Thanks to Janey and Ian for helping track this one down!

Jungle Park

Jungle Park

Bandai released Jungle Park, a delightfully weird point-and-click adventure game, across several platforms in 1996. This autumnal screenshot, featuring a pair of soda machines and the intriguing promise of “Throt Raceing,” is from the Macintosh version. [Source]